The playing surface for this week's Davis Cup tennis tie in New Plymouth has been given the tick of approval by New Zealand captain James Greenhorn, writes sports editor Murray Hill of the Taranaki Daily News today. His full story below:
"The surface is great," he said while watching two of his team practice at the TSB Stadium yesterday afternoon ahead of the tie against China starting on Friday. "It's rebound ace - a portable court put together in panels with a surface laid on top of it. The court speed is fantastic, " Greenhalgh said.